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Production Director

Who We Are

We’re Madwell, a full-service creative agency headquartered in sunny Bushwick, with sister offices in Denver and Hong Kong. Get to know us at Madwell.com.

Who You Are

You’re a born organizer and a believer in healthy process. You admire efficiency and creative equally; you get your kicks advocating for good ideas while keeping things running like clockwork. You see and think across the vast landscape of today’s many mediums, and you can mold all that goodness into a singular, integrated plan. You’re the Production Director we’re looking for, and we want you on our team.

What You’ll Do

As the Production Director at Madwell CO, you’ll work across numerous accounts. You’ll balance your time between running projects, building a team of Creative Producer(s) and working directly with internal leadership to develop comprehensive plans and ensure we deliver as promised. You’ll be an in-house expert on everything related to project management and production, and you’ll routinely identify new opportunities to bring efficiency and structure to the teams. You’ll report into our VP of Production to help evolve and implement new and stronger processes, keeping projects productive and healthy over time. This role is based in our Denver, Colorado office, but will remain remote until December 2021.

Specifically, you’ll be focussed on these core responsibilities:

Project & Financial Management

  • Drives operational and tactical aspects of multiple projects / clients
  • Oversees the development of timelines and ensures milestones are met
  • Manage burn reports, staffing plans and resourcing for the Colorado office 
  • Forecasts for upcoming needs
  • Works closely with accounts team to scope and plan for new business opportunities 
  • Accountable for overall account financial health, including the development of staff plans/budgets for assigned accounts
  • Partners with Client Services to forecast revenue/resources
  • Able to have high level scoping and approach meetings with clients without discipline leads present 
  • Has extensive experience representing agency capabilities to senior clients and new business opportunities
  • Responsible for reviewing all estimates, scopes and change orders that go out to assigned accounts to ensure consistency, accuracy and compliance with client-level contracts
  • Responsible for working with accounts team on client contracts and MSAs to ensure production specific understanding of client needs are met and identifying when necessary to bring in Business Affairs team

Production

  • Works on full 360 integrated campaigns (photo, print, video, experiential, web, social, paid media) 
  • Understands production best practices and manages and works with vendors and freelance teams to produce small to large sized integrated productions 
  • Evaluates creative ideas to ensure they fall within budget and timeline requirements. 
  • Partners with creative team to provide solutions for making ideas come to life 
  • Discusses production details in depth with clients 

Team Management

  • Develops annual/quarterly reviews and growth plans for all direct report(s)
  • Engages in hands-on coaching and mentoring
  • Inspires and energizes team, and always leads by example
  • Ensures team understands overall vision, guiding principles and expected standard
  • Collaborates with other cross-functional department leads to improve and execute on client deliverables, process, and output
  • De-escalates problems and mediates when necessary, being careful not to take a side but to work toward a solution

Our Must-Haves

  • Willingness and ability to run all aspects of projects from start to finish 
  • Experience running integrated productions such as video, photo shoots and experiential activations 
  • An unshakeable desire to keep things organized against all odds
  • Interest in marketing and media, with a love of good creative and production 
  • Ability to lead, coach, and motivate teams
  • An eagerness to take on new challenges, grow, and learn

What We Offer

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, including a subscription to One Medical
  • Generous vacation policy, plus the week off between Christmas and New Year's
  • Retirement plan with matching
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave as a proud member of Pledge PL, plus 4 weeks of optional flexible work arrangements 
  • Team and company outings and events
  • Pet-friendly offices

Where You’ve Been

  • 8+ years working in project management and production, ideally in a creative agency setting

Interested? Please Send Us:

  • Your resume
  • A nontraditional cover letter letting us know why you want in on Madwell 

Our Diversity Commitment

We celebrate diversity in our employees and we’re committed to building a safe and inclusive workplace environment where we all can thrive. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage future Madwellians from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities to apply. 

No phone calls or recruiters please.

 

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